This chapter develops the consequences of this idea of a dramaturgy of suspicion and its actors by describing them not as a state, an empire or a military-industrial complex, but as a small and dispersed transnational guild of professionals. It seeks to reopen inquiries about the current doxa regarding "security studies" and its subfield "terrorism studies". Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogators used unauthorized forms of torture such as forcing a prisoner to stand with his hand over his head for two and a half days, putting a pistol next to his head and bathing him with a stiff brush. The first main finding was that the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" were not effective. Behind the terminology of "protection" and the rhetoric of prediction via a general form of surveillance, Total Information Awareness, the idea of "extracting information" from the bodies of suspected people has been re-enacted.